Kristen Stewart is Making Her Directorial Debut With “The Chronology of Water”

Kristen Stewart at the
Kristen Stewart at the "Everybody Knows" premiere at the 71st Cannes Film Festival in 2018. Photo by Anthony Harvey/REX/Shutterstock (9665146cq)

Many of our favorite actresses turned to directing in recent years and Kristen Stewart is the next one in line. She’ll make her feature directorial debut with The Chronology of Water, starring Imogen Poots.

This project is based on Lidia Yuknavitch’s memoir, which chronicles her journey through a life saved by art. She used the power of the written word to find her voice, and eventually found her true calling as a writer and a teacher.

Stewart praised Yuknavitch’s memoir for honoring corporeal experience, adding it felt vital for her to make that experience physical by transforming it into a film.

“This project has been cooking for five years with the help of Scott Free, whom I could not be more privileged to have as partners and friends. Imogen Poots will carry this movie and the staggering weight of Lidia’s life. She can hold it. I am beyond lucky to have her,” said Stewart in a statement.

Stewart is fresh off her first Oscar nomination for playing Princess Diana in Pablo Larraín’s Spencer, and we’ve recently seen her star in Crimes of the Future. The Chronology of Water will mark her feature directorial debut, but she’s previously helmed short films Come Swim and Crickets.